Weasel tracks redeux 2019

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Re: Weasel tracks redeux 2019

Post by Weaseler » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:20 pm

My weasel with tracks I rebuilt about 8 or 9 years ago
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Re: Weasel tracks redeux 2019

Post by W. Winget » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:27 am

Nice looking track, why does the belting appear sectionalized? I would think it would be a continuous flat piece.
Any closeup of it or words of advice would be appreciated here.
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Re: Weasel tracks redeux 2019

Post by Weaseler » Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:04 am

They re releaf cut outs conveyor belting is not made to be used on wheels smaller then 16” weasel wheels are only 12”.

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Re: Weasel tracks redeux 2019

Post by T24Tomek » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:45 am

Hello. I was able to put the caterpillars together in my weasel and have been testing since last year ... first observation and immediately my question is wearing out my teeth in the drive wheels I bought them 5 years ago on ebay $ 500 do any of you use these wheels? But I made the tracks in the traditional way on the conveyor belts arranged in two layers (to have more layers of reinforcement in the rubber), rubber road pads were made of rubber used in snowplows, I attached them by welding flat bars to the grouser to which the rubber was bolted (they are easily replaceable), although in retrospect, these rubbers could be much lower because they are more sensitive to bending when twisting than to abrasion. Unfortunately, I am not successful in posting photos, but I will try to make a video and post it on you tube. Currently, I only have a video of my weasel driving on the streets :-) Regards Tomek.

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Re: Weasel tracks redeux 2019

Post by 70th Division » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:27 am

Hello Tomek,

I don't have any technical answers for you as I have not started working on my T-24 yet.

HOWEVER ....... that video of your Weasel is AWESOME :D :D :D :D :D

Just about the best one I have ever seen !!

Looks like you are having great fun with the other WW2 vehicles on a night convoy :D :D :D
A Weasel, a Closed Cab CCKW with original markings, a 1/2 ton Dodge Command Car with trailer ... beautiful !!

Driving around in your beautiful city, with downtown traffic !!!! :D :D :D

If you have more videos please post them on the G.


It was fun to watch :D :D
Now I will watch it again !!!

Best Regards,
Ray

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